The City of Ashland receives an annual allocation of CDBG funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for projects benefiting low- and moderate-income residents. As a condition of receiving these federal funds, HUD requires the City to maintain a five-year “Consolidated Plan” which assesses and prioritizes the City goals for use of CDBG funds. The CDBG Consolidated Plan also contains “spending priorities” which determine the types of projects for which the funds may be used. These spending priorities must be consistent with the national objectives of the CDBG program. The City is required to update the Consolidated Plan every five years in order to continue receiving CDBG funds and to modify the plan according to changing conditions if needed. The City’s first Consolidated Plan covered 1995-1999, and was adopted in June 1995. The Current Plan, the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan for the use of CDBG funds, guides elected and appointed officials in identifying spending priorities and making funding decisions regarding CDBG award allocations. The 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan is available for download below.